The theme for tonight is songs of now and then, so the final 5 contestants will be singing two songs tonight.
First up is James singing “Closer to the Edge”. I think this is a great song for James! I absolutely loved it! I could see a song like that being on his CD! He is definitely in it to win it and I think he could!
Jacob was next with “No Air” by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown. I love that song!!! I didn’t care for Jacob’s version of it too much though. I especially didn’t like the ending part. Like, the it sounded like he changed up the words at the end. And even though he is only the second contestant singing tonight, I think he might leave this week. I definitely agree with Randy that he shouldn’t have done a song that is a duet and try to sing both parts. It just didn’t work out for him.
Lauren is singing “Flat on the Floor” by Carrie Underwood. I think she’s going to be awesome with this song! And she was amazing with that song!!!! That is one of my favorite songs from Lauren!!!
Next up was Scotty singing “Gone” by Montgomery Gentry. The only thing I didn’t like about it was that at times you could hear the background singers more than Scotty, but other than that I loved it!! I thought it was the perfect song for him!
Haley wrapped up the first round singing an unreleased Lady Gaga song. Let’s hope she doesn’t screw this up. This is big! It’s the first time that anyone is hearing it and it’s a Lady Gaga song!!! I really liked it! I mean, I can’t compare it to the original since I haven’t heard it, but I thought it sounded pretty good! She has the best advantage tonight because we can’t really compare her to anyone else since she sang a brand new song. I thought the judges were too harsh on her, saying she shouldn’t have sang that song because it was never heard by America before. I think she’s gonna be safe.
James’ second song was “Without You”. I remember Kelly Clarkson singing this song on the first season. This is going to be tough for him since the song is so emotional for him. I loved it!! We don’t see his soft side that much but when we do it sounds really good!!! I loved the close-up shot they got of him right at the very end. You could see the tears in his eyes. I didn’t even realize he was crying up until that point! That is a real performer when they can be crying during a song and fight back the emotions and not let it show.
Next was Jacob. I liked this song a lot better than the first one. This is more of Jacob’s style.
Lauren’s second song was “Unchained Melody”. I really liked it!! I liked the first one a little better though.
Up next was Scotty singing an Elvis song. He sang an Elvis song before and it was great so I think this one will be good as well. And he did a wonderful job with this song! I loved it!!
Haley wrapped up the night by being brave and starting off her song singing a capella. I thought she was really good!!
Alright, so as for who I think is leaving…I think it’s going to be Jacob, definitely. Lauren, James, and Scotty are definitely safe. So it’ll either be Jacob or Haley, but I’m going to say it is Jacob.